CLUES Project

The CLUES project is an international collaboration to model the local universe using constrained cosmological simulations. The PI’s of the project are Stefan Gottlöber, Hélène Courtois, Yehuda Hoffman, Anatoly Klypin and Gustavo Yepes. See CLUES project home page for more information about the project.

Currently, we offer data from the following simulations in our database:


If you use data from the simulations above in a scientific publication or proposal, please acknowledge our efforts with the following statement in the “Acknowledgements” section and cite the appropriate articles listed below.

Acknowledgements – Database

“The CosmoSim database used in this paper is a service by the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).”

Acknowledgements – Simulations

“The CLUES simulations and their analysis were performed using the supercomputing facilities at the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum Munich (LRZ), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC).”


You are welcome to use the simulation data in the database for your own scientific purposes without further consultation with the scientists who generated them. If you use the data in a publication or proposal please reference to the appropriate paper(s):

CLUES simulations:

  • Gottlöber, Hoffman, Yepes 2010, High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering, Eds.: Wagner, S.; Steinmetz, M.; Bode, A.; Müller, M.M., Springer-Verlag 2010, p. 309: Constrained Local UniversE Simulations (CLUES)

AHF halo finder

The source of the AHF halo finder used for the data provided here can be dowloaded from here: ahf-v1.0-066.tgz. This is the version used for the tables in this database.
The general home page of AHF is located here: AHF.

More resources

See Images and Movies at the CLUES homepage for visual material.

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